Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is about to testify before the US Senate. You can expect the hearing to focus on the manipulation of data in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
‘Move fast and break things’
Can Zuckerberg rectify the damage he’s done to digital oil? We never worry about our privacy until its too late.
Watch the privacy theater live below and highlights after the jump. Scroll down for a live viewing of Day 2.
Highlights Day 1:
‘Mr. Zuckerberg, would you be comfortable sharing with us the name of the hotel you stayed in last night?’
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) April 10, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg in 2016: "Personally I think the idea that fake news on Facebook … influenced the election in any way is a pretty crazy idea"
Mark Zuckerberg in 2018: pic.twitter.com/FoC2qXsAGT
— Hamza Shaban (@hshaban) April 10, 2018
#Zuckerberg starts spewing technical lingo that these senators do NOT understand. It makes him SOUND smart & like he's answering the question. The senators don't want to look dumb by challenging him, so advantage to Zuck.🙄
Zuck is well prepared.🤨
— Dr. Dena Grayson (@DrDenaGrayson) April 10, 2018
Whoah. "There will always be a version of Facebook that will be free." That's a VERY INTERESTING hedge suggesting a paid version is under consideration.
— Nicholas Thompson (@nxthompson) April 10, 2018
"So, my question is: can you help me reset my password" pic.twitter.com/9RipMFxPFt
— Nick Grossman (@nickgrossman) April 10, 2018
— TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) April 10, 2018
As we wind down here at the #ZuckHearing, a look at how Americans currently view Facebook.
— Recode (@Recode) April 10, 2018
That face when you just wanted a faster way to rank girls by looks and ended up installing a fascist government in the most powerful country on earth pic.twitter.com/VEaQjz9Z6s
— Zack Bornstein (@ZackBornstein) April 10, 2018
— Stefan Becket (@becket) April 10, 2018
Day 2 — Live Now…
Highlights Day 2:
.@RepAnnaEshoo: "Are you willing to change your business model in the interest of protecting individual privacy?"
Mark Zuckerberg: "Congresswoman, I'm not sure what that means" pic.twitter.com/rsNUMtpBAt
— Margarita Noriega, absolute unit 🐑 (@margarita) April 11, 2018
This was interesting. An older senator wanted Zuckerberg to pay lip service to American exceptionalism. He wasn't interested. Indicative maybe of a broader generational gap—millennials not so moved by such needless piety. pic.twitter.com/wCRdut9nWX
— Ishaan Tharoor (@ishaantharoor) April 11, 2018
"Mr. Zuckerberg, thank you for your service to capitalism."
— Will Oremus (@WillOremus) April 11, 2018
Zuckerberg is not able to give a straight answer about whether Facebook tracks browsing activity after users log off.
— Alan Rappeport (@arappeport) April 10, 2018
Congressmen floating the 'FB listening to your microphone' conspiracy theory to Zuck, complete with personal anecdote.
— Antonio García Martínez (@antoniogm) April 11, 2018
"Mr. Zuckerman" pic.twitter.com/Xc4qtKPJs8
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) April 11, 2018
— darth™ (@darth) April 11, 2018
Today it's Zuckerberg. 20 Years ago: "Senate grills Gates about Internet.." via Harry McCracken pic.twitter.com/oToIaOIREU
— Bill Gross (@Bill_Gross) April 11, 2018